New York Daily News' Scores

For 6,269 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 42% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 55% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 Mumford
Lowest review score: 0 I Love You, Beth Cooper
Score distribution:
6,269 movie reviews
  1. The performance of the movie is Liev Schreiber as Shaw, a man howlingly uncomfortable in his own skin.
  2. The plot is intricate and tight. The preamble is a bit challenging to sort out. But the movie's engine is the relationships and the characters' inner lives, all of it boiling with emotional intensity.
  3. Clever, buoyant and surprisingly human.
  4. The feel-good movie of the summer. And the song this pimp works up, about how hard it is to manage a stable of ho's, is catchy and moving.
  5. For a black comedy whose tangled sequence of events is completely improbable, Pedro Almodóvar's Volver feels absolutely authentic. So, think of everything as metaphor and enjoy one of the year's most delectably twisted treats.
  6. Spider-Man is an almost-perfect extension of the experience of reading comic-book adventures.
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  7. No matter which floor you're on, the huge cast is extraordinary, and Altman gives the actors free rein to bring their characters to life despite such close quarters.
  8. A sublimely uplifting movie.
  9. Harris brings into focus a nearly forgotten success story, filling in another blank in the ultimate mosaic of the 20th century's greatest tragedy.
  10. A brilliant if slow-paced movie about one man's unwitting journey into adulthood.
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  11. Overwhelmingly powerful.
  12. Whether Adam Sandler can actually act is not actually answered in Paul Thomas Anderson's Punch-Drunk Love. But he's great in it.
  13. A pitch-perfect gem.
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  14. It's a sensation - both a milestone in computer-animation and a likely Christmas classic.
  15. Beautifully shot, both in darkened homes and on the misty green Irish landscape by Loach's frequent cinematographer Barry Aykroyd, "Wind" has a you-are-there intensity and intimacy about it that make it nearly overwhelming. But for all its violence and subsequent sadness, it's a movie of extraordinary importance.
  16. Noir has never been this bright.
  17. If you're at all curious about what it feels like to be inside a race car going 200 miles per hour at Daytona International Speedway, I don't think there's a better, quicker or safer way to find out than Simon Wincer's documentary.
  18. But there were few, if any, better performances in 2000 than the one Blanchett gives here, and Raimi's crafty blend of dramatic realism and supernatural knowledge is one of the year's best directing con jobs.
  19. A great divorce movie. It's also one of the canniest comedies ever made about a certain kind of literary pretension.
  20. Life-affirming story of love, kinship and sacrifice.
  21. This quiet yet jolting meditation on love, obsession, loneliness, friendship and fate has the quality to entrance you through a first viewing, and compel you to take its themes and characters home with you for further consideration.
  22. The whole system was sadistic and indefensible, and the church, looking the other way as long as profits rolled in from the laundries, deserves the scorn that Mullan and his fine cast heap on it.
  23. The story is compelling, but Metropolis is such a visual masterpiece, it's easy to get lost within its seemingly endless layers of graphic complexity.
  24. A riveting rock documentary.
  25. One of the most inventive, funny and ultimately tragic coming-of-age movies in years.
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  26. Haneke has made a masterly, disturbing movie.
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  27. An audacious, snappy visual and emotional feast of dishes both familiar and fresh. It's the first really good movie of 2001.
  28. The action is tightly focused and well-paced.
  29. The same audience that loves "March of the Penguins" will eat up this beautifully told, gorgeously shot story of a grieving boy trying to return his pet cheetah to the wilds of South Africa.
  30. This is Guest's fourth ensemble parody of showbiz subjects, and though his sketch-comedy style and acting troupe are now familiar, this is his most accomplished movie.

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